Sunday, August 30, 2015

September


So here we are...about to jump into a new month. How can is possibly be SEPTEMBER? Labor Day is coming up. One more weekend to soak up the summer fun. To all of you "preschools that start after Labor Day" mamas, you are ALMOST THERE. One more week to be the circus ringmaster, camp counselor extraordinaire, and creator of mundane=fabulous. You got this!! Make it a great week everyone.

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, August 31
  • Cool off with a trip the Spraygrounds for one last week. Open daily 10am-8pm through Labor Day.  More info...
  • Enjoy Nature Story Corner this morning at the Reedy Creek Nature Center at 10am. More info...
  • Have a little one with special needs or developmental delays? Head to the Mint Hill library for Sensory Storytime today at 11:15am. Please register. More info...
  • Head to the University City library this evening at 6:45 for their Paws to Read program. More info...
Tuesday, September 1
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Meet Dakota & Friends today at Imaginon. 11:30am-3pm. "Real" dinosaurs for your little ones to enjoy. More info...
  • Enjoy live music by Sandy Herrault today in Romare Bearden Park during their Music Box Lunch Series today, 12-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Mint Hill library is back with their American Girl Bookclub this afternoon at 4pm. Please register. More info...
  • Tired of cooking? Head to Tupelo Honey for supper where Kids Eat FREE after 4pm, now through Labor Day. More info...
Wednesday, September 2
  • Imaginon hosts Bilingual Storytime this morning at 11:30am. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Wild Wednesday: Backyard Pollinators this afternoon at 12:30pm at the Charlotte Nature Museum. More info...
  • Check out the NEW LEGO Store in Southpark Mall and take part in their Monthly Mini Build this afternoon. Please register. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum presents Wisdom of the Woods: Raptor Rapture this evening at 7pm in partnership with the Carolina Raptor Center. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls More info...
Thursday, September 3
  • The Beatties Ford Road library brings back their Magic Treehouse Bookclub this afternoon at 5pm. More info...
  • USNWC's River Jam continues with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls More info...
Friday, September 4
  • Lace up your shoes for the Heart of a Warrior 5K this morning at McAlpine Creek Park. More info...
  • Don't miss the final week of Imaginon's hands on exhibit. Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog will be here until tomorrow. More info....
  • Enjoy live music by Casey Clark today in Romare Bearden Park during their Music Box Lunch Series today, 12-1:30pm. More info...
  • Head to the Charlotte Nature Museum this afternoon at 1pm for Citizen Science Friday: Hawk WatchMore info...
  • Don't miss the Matthews Alive festival this weekend. The fun begins this evening and continues through Monday. More info...
  • The Gaston County Museum hosts their Blues Out Back Series this evening with music by Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen & BandMore info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls (final home game) More info...
Saturday, September 5
  • Discovery Place, Discovery Place Kids and The Charlotte Nature Museum host Educator Saturdays in September with FREE admission for educators (plus 1 guest). More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Construction Workers today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a My Desk Nameplate Easel. More info.
  • Don't miss the 3rd Annual Bearden Bash today at Romare Bearden Park. 12-9pm. More info...
  • FREE live music this afternoon at 2pm in conjunction with Discovery Place's Guitar exhibit. More info....
  • Imaginon hosts Story Explorers: Jumanji this afternoon at 2pm for elementary ages. More info...
  • Carowinds brings back their Nights of Fire fireworks show tonight and tomorrow night (weather permitting). More info...
Sunday, September 6
  • Don't miss the US National Whitewater Center's Labor Day Celebration happening all day today. More info...
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Bees, Please event today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Construction Workers today at 2pm. More info...
  • Lace up your shoes for the Growler Gallop 5K this afternoon at 4pm at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. More info...
  • Davidson hosts the sounds of Backbeat, a Beatles tribute band, during Concerts on the Green this evening, 6-8pm. More info...
Monday, September 7 - Labor Day
  • No School for CMS
  • Today is Yard Art Day in Charlotte. Don't miss your chance to see and/or create some yard art today. More info...
  • Families are invited to the McDowell Nature Center today to take part in the Amazing Nature Race at 1:30pm. More info...
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Sunday, August 23, 2015

200!


This is the 200th post for The Queen City Buzz. Hard to believe this blog has been bringing you the Buzz on kid and family friendly activities in the Charlotte area for almost FOUR years. I started this blog right as my twins turned 2, and tomorrow they begin Kindergarten...time sure does fly by. I hope you enjoy this weekly post. If you know of events that I should include, please let me know. This blog is for YOU, and I hope you continue to find it helpful. Have a great week!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

P.S. Lots of Consignment Sales this week!

Monday, August 24
  • CMS First Day of School...Good luck all!
  • Kids Bowl Free wraps up this week at Ten Park Lanes...FREE bowling for kids every weekday through August 28. Please register. More info...
  • Cool off with a trip the Spraygrounds today. Open daily 10am-8pm through Labor Day.  More info...
  • The For Every Season Consignment Sale continues this week in Fort Mill...check the schedule as times vary each day. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Budding Adventures this morning at 10am for ages 3 to 6. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center this morning at 10:30am for their Creature Feature event. More info...
  • The Gaston County Museum presents a FREE program with the Red Hill Country Dancers Watch (and learn) some classical dances popular in the 1800s. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinett Braves More info...
Tuesday, August 25
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Looking for a way to "give back" with the kids? Check out Urban Ministry's Operation Sandwich and lend a hand to our homeless neighbors. More info...
  • Today is Homeschool Day all long at Discovery Place. Discounted admission, preview of homeschool programming and more. More info...
  • Tired of cooking? Head to Tupelo Honey for supper where Kids Eat FREE after 4pm, now through Labor Day. More info...
  • The Sail Again Children's Consignment Sale begins this evening with their charity pre-sale. Don't miss out. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinett Braves More info...
Wednesday, August 26
  • Ages 2 to 4 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center for their Young Explorer Series this morning at 10:15am. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Wild Wednesday: Unique Amphibian Senses this afternoon at 12:30pm at the Charlotte Nature Museum. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park puts on its final show tonight at Romare Bearden Park. FREE music by North Tower Band this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinett Braves More info...
Thursday, August 27
  • Don't miss the final Garden Nights tonight at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Fun for the whole family. More info...
  • USNWC's River Jam continues with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family. More info...
  • Head to the Morrison library this evening at 7pm to celebrate back to school with their Family Storytime: Pajama PartyMore info...
Friday, August 28
  • TTB Kidz Consignment Sale opens its doors this morning at 8am. Don't miss this HUGE sale. More info...
  • Don't miss Imaginon's newest exhibit. Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog will be here until September 5th. More info....
  • The Latta Plantation Nature Center hosts a Family Campfire this evening, 6-8pm, complete with roasted marshmallows. More info...
  • Southpark wraps up their Movies Under the Stars series tonight with a screening of Maleficent. Don't miss the fun. More info...
  • Head to downtown Belmont for their Friday Night LIVE Finale featuring the sounds of Hip PocketMore info...
Saturday, August 29
  • The Kids Konsignment Sale is happening today at the Harris YMCA beginning at 8am. More info...
  • Don't miss Railroad Heritage Weekend today and tomorrow at Tweetsie Railroad. More info...
  • Check out The War of 1812: Pirate Day today at the Museum of the Waxhaws. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Imaginon is hosting the Charlotte Food Allergy Symposium this morning at 10am. Please register. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Sensory Science today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Morrison hosts Little Blue Truck's Beep-Along Storytime this morning at 11am. More info...
  • The Plaza Midwood library turns 20 today. Celebrate with them at their Anniversary Celebration beginning at 11am. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Bug Buddy. More info.
  • FREE live music today and every Saturday afternoon at 2pm in conjunction with Discovery Place's Guitar exhibit. More info....
Sunday, August 30
  • Cabela's hosts their Fall Great Outdoor Days today beginning at 11am with special events and activities. More info...
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Beautiful Butterflies event today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Sensory Science today at 2pm. More info...
Monday, August 31
  • Enjoy Nature Story Corner this morning at the Reedy Creek Nature Center at 10am. More info...
  • Head to the University City library this evening at 6:45 for their Paws to Read program. More info...
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Sunday, August 16, 2015

One last week...


Ah Summer 2015...it was nice knowin' ya. It's almost time for backpacks and lunchboxes, bus rides and LOTS of paperwork. One last week (for 2 of my 3, with one back to the books on Tuesday) of "fun in the sun", pools, popsicles, and staying up past bedtime. Lots of ways to celebrate "The End" of summer this week in Charlotte (including Carowinds...this is the last week that it's open during the week). Don't miss out.

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, August 17
  • Kids Bowl Free continues for 2 more weeks at Ten Park Lanes...FREE bowling for kids every weekday through August 28. Please register. More info...
  • Cool off with a trip the Spraygrounds today. Open daily 10am-8pm through Labor Day.  More info...
  • Preschoolers are invited to Barnes & Noble at Carolina Place for Marvelous Monday Storytime this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the Cornelius library for Afternoon Adventures: Local Heroes this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
Tuesday, August 18
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Lots of Family Storytimes happening at area libraries today. More info...
  • Looking for a way to "give back" with the kids? Check out Urban Ministry's Operation Sandwich and lend a hand to our homeless neighbors. More info...
  • Head to Kannapolis for the final Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp with $1 movies at 10am at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Tired of cooking? Head to Tupelo Honey for supper where Kids Eat FREE after 4pm, now through Labor Day. More info...
Wednesday, August 19
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Wild Wednesday: Really Diverse Reptile Senses this afternoon at 12:30pm at the Charlotte Nature Museum. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues tonight at Romare Bearden Park. FREE music by Jim Quick & Coastline this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
Thursday, August 20
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center to Explore Latta today 9am-12pm. More info...
  • Enjoy Garden Nights tonight at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Fun for the whole family.Child care offered tonight!! More info...
  • Ages 10 and up are invited to the Myers Park library this evening at 6pm for their Superhero Showdown! More info...
  • USNWC's River Jam continues with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family. More info...
  • Downtown Concord is the place to be for their Union Street LIVE Concert & Block PartyMore info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Indianapolis Indians More info...
Friday, August 21
  • Don't miss Imaginon's newest exhibit. Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog will be here until September 5th. More info....
  • Book the sitter and plan a date night to Science on the Rocks: Back to School this evening at 5pm at Discovery Place. More info...
  • Ages 5 to 15 are invited to the Naomi Drenan Rec Center for their Back to School Bash. 5:30-8:30pm. More info...
  • Southpark continues their Movies Under the Stars series tonight with a screening of Planes: Fire & Rescue. Don't miss the fun. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Indianapolis Indians More info...
Saturday, August 22
  • Lace up your shoes for the OrthoCarolina 10K Classic - Food Truck & Beer Fest this morning in Elizabeth. More info...
  • Don't miss Summerfest happening 9am-5pm today in York, SC. Music, food, art, games and rides and more. More info...
  • Do your kids ages 8 to 13 like to dance? The Charlotte Hornets are forming a kids dance team, The Lil' Stingers, and auditions are today. More info...
  • There are LOTS of Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshops today at Discovery Place for ages 12-17. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Dressing for Success today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Summer Animal Antics! Paper Pal. More info.
  • Discovery Place hosts Innovate 301: Diddley Bow, The Original One-String Guitar today 12-5pm and FREE. More info...
  • FREE live music today and every Saturday afternoon at 2pm in conjunction with Discovery Place's Guitar exhibit. More info....
  • Head to Freedom Park this evening for their Freedom Jazz Series today 5:30-8:30pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Indianapolis Indians More info...
Sunday, August 23
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Amazing Snakes event today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum is the place to be this afternoon to learn all about The Tryon Resolves. 1-5pm.  More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Dressing for Success today at 2pm. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center is hosting a Stream Stroll this afternoon at 2pm. Wear your water shoes! More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Indianapolis Indians More info...
Monday, August 24
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Budding Adventures this morning at 10am for ages 3 to 6. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center this morning at 10:30am for their Creature Feature event. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinett Braves More info...
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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Soaking Up Summer


This is the last week of summer for me. My 8 year old heads to second grade next week, and my twins head to Kindergarten the following week. Trying to soak up the last of summer this week with one final beach visit and lots of family time. Summer 2015 has been a great one, but it has gone by FAST. How is it that 2+ months have already passed, and it's time for packing backpacks and lunches (ugh) again. Hope you're soaking up the end of summer, too...enjoy!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, August 10
  • Kids Bowl Free continues today at Ten Park Lanes...FREE bowling for kids every weekday through August 28. Please register. More info...
  • Cool off with a trip the Spraygrounds today. Open daily 10am-8pm through Labor Day.  More info...
  • Get Set for Kindergarten this morning at 10am at the Plaza Midwood library. Please register. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center for their Creature Feature event this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • The Davidson library hosts a screening of 101 Dalmatians today noon. Bring a lunch and enjoy some popcorn. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves More info...
Tuesday, August 11
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Regal Cinemas' Summer Movie Express wraps up today with $1 movies Tuesday and Wednesday! More info...
  • The American Girl store at Southpark mall hosts Grace's Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration today and tomorrow at 10am. More info...
  • Head to Kannapolis for the Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp with $1 movies at 10am at 12:30pm Tuesdays through August 18th. More info...
  • This afternoon is a FREE Tuesday sponsored by Duke Energy at the Schiele Museum. 4-8pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves More info...
Wednesday, August 12
  • Carolina Place Mall hosts their final Family Fun Day of the summer this morning at 11am featuring Party PetsMore info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Wild Wednesday: Beautiful Bird Senses this afternoon at 12:30pm at the Charlotte Nature Museum. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues tonight at Romare Bearden Park. FREE music by Band of Oz this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
  • Kannapolis' Veteran's Park is the place to be for the final Thursdays on Main Evening Concert Series with music by Too Much SylviaMore info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves More info...
Thursday, August 13
  • This morning, send the kids to Fairy Camp at Historic Rosedale. 10am-1pm. Please register. More info...
  • Enjoy Garden Nights tonight at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Fun for the whole family. More info...
  • The Tarheel Kids Consignment Sale opens to the public this evening at 6pm at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center. More info...
  • It's that time of year again for the USNWC's River Jam with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves More info...
Friday, August 14
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to become Reedy Creek Garden Stewards this morning 9am-11am. More info...
  • Don't miss Imaginon's newest exhibit. Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog will be here until September 5th. More info....
  • Pack a lunch and head to the North County library for Out to Lunch and a Movie at 12pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids this evening for their Countdown to Kindergarten event at 5pm. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble at Carolina Place hosts their Fabulous Friday Pajamarama Storytime this evening at 7pm. More info...
  • Southpark continues their Movies Under the Stars series tonight with a screening of Paddington. Don't miss the fun. More info...
Saturday, August 15
  • Don't miss the Hummingbird Festival  today, 9am-3pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum is the place to be for their Creature Feature: Scent-sational Senses today 10am-1pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Dressing for Success today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Summer Breeze Windchime. More info.
  • FREE live music today and every Saturday afternoon at 2pm in conjunction with Discovery Place's Guitar exhibit. More info....
  • Kannapolis hosts their Concerts in the Park tonight with a performance by The Corey Hunt Band and Trick Pony followed by a fireworks show. More info...
  • Matthews wraps up its Summer Concert & Movie Series tonight with a screening of Big Hero 6More info...
Sunday, August 16
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Ravenous Raptors event today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Dressing for Success today at 2pm. More info...
  • The Levine Museum of the New South hosts Conexiones: Exchanges Across Cultures with Art this afternoon at 2:30pm. More info...
  • Davidson's Concerts on the Green continue tonight, 6-8pm, with sounds from the Rusty Knox BandMore info...
Monday, August 17
  • Preschoolers are invited to Barnes & Noble at Carolina Place for Marvelous Monday Storytime this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the Cornelius library for Afternoon Adventures: Local Heroes this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Consignment Sale Time!!!



It's time again for one of my favorite times of the year...Consignment Sale Season!! This week is when it all gets started both for the moms and the kids. Charlotte Warehouse Sale kicks off on Wednesday evening offering deep discounts on NEW women's clothing, shoes and accessories. And for the kiddies, there are LOTS of sales coming up in the coming weeks. Check out our Fall/Winter Consignment Sales 2015 page for details. The season kicks off with my fave (I'm biased, for sure), the Charlotte Mother's of Multiples (CMOMs) Sale this Saturday at The Park Expo & Conference Center. Don't miss either of these great sales to get you all ready for Fall!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, August 3
  • Kids Bowl Free continues today at Ten Park Lanes...FREE bowling for kids every weekday through August 28. Please register. More info...
  • Cool off with a trip the Spraygrounds today. Open daily 10am-8pm through Labor Day.  More info...
  • Dakota & Friends dinosaur show will be at Imaginon today, 11:30am-3pm. More info...
  • Head to the Cornelius library this afternoon at 2pm for Afternoon Adventures: Superhero Slime for ages 5 to 8. More info...
  • Learn how to become an Environmental Hero this afternoon at 2pm at the University City library. More info...
Tuesday, August 4
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Today is Teacher Preview Day at Historic Brattonsville with FREE admission for teachers and their families (bring your ID). 10am-2pm. More info...
  • Regal Cinemas' Summer Movie Express continues today with $1 movies weekly all summer long! More info...
  • Head to Kannapolis for the Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp with $1 movies at 10am at 12:30pm Tuesdays through August 18th. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts The Woodland Indians program today (and Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 7) at 10:30am and 2 :30pm. More info...
  • Check out the LEGO Mini Build today and tomorrow at the Concord Mills store. More info...
Wednesday, August 5
  • Join Mad Science in Kannapolis for their Spin, Pop, Boom program at 10:30am at Village Park. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • Gemstone Mining happens at the Schiele Museum, Tuesdays through Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm now through August 7. More info...
  • Don't miss Wild Wednesday: Marvelous Mammal Senses this afternoon at 12:30pm at the Charlotte Nature Museum. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues tonight at Romare Bearden Park. FREE music by Atlantic Groove Band this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Warehouse Sale kicks off this evening at 6pm and continues through Sunday, Don't miss the great deals. More info...
  • The director of the Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wisdom of the Woods: Amazing Animal Adaptations this evening at 7pm. More info...
Thursday, August 6
  • Elementary ages are invited to the Beatties Ford library this morning at 11am for NASA Space Program. Please register. More info...
  • Ages  6 to 11 are invited to the South County library to see Zelnick the Magician this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun of Countdown to Kindergarten featuring musician Roger Day this afternoon at the Main Street Children's Museum. 5-7pm. More info...
  • Enjoy Garden Nights tonight at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Fun for the whole family, and CHILDCARE is offered tonight! More info...
  • It's that time of year again for the USNWC's River Jam with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family. More info...
Friday, August 7
  • The Schiele Museum presents The Backcountry Pioneers Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am and 2:30pm. More info...
  • Head to the McGuire Nuclear Station's Energy Explorium One Day Camp. Please register. More info...
  • Don't miss Imaginon's newest exhibit. Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog will be here until September 5th. More info....
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts School of Ants this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
  • Head to River Slam, a live music festival today and tomorrow at the US National Whitewater Center. More info...
  • It's almost time for football. Don't miss the Carolina Panthers Fan Fest this evening 6:30-9:30pm at Bank of America Stadium. More info...
  • Kannapolis hosts Movies in the Park this evening at 7pm in Village Park featuring Monsters UniversityMore info...
  • Southpark kicks off their Movies Under the Stars series tonight preceded by a Kidgits Summer Carnival. Don't miss the fun. More info...
Saturday, August 8
  • The Charlotte Mothers of Multiples (CMOMs) Consignment Sale begins this morning at 7:30am. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about 1, 2, 3...Follow Me! today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts Citizen Science: Weather today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Keeping Cool Door Hanger More info.
  • Discovery Place will have their inflatable planetarium set up for you to check out the August Sky View beginning at noon. More info...
  • Don't miss the Museum of York County's Second Saturday: Piedmont Endangered Animals Family Day this afternoon, 12-2pm. More info...
  • Also at Discovery Place today...Innovate 301: Crankin' Engines. No museum admission required and it's FREE. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Envirocaching this afternoon at 1pm. The topic is Funghi & LichensMore info...
  • FREE live music today and every Saturday afternoon at 2pm in conjunction with Discovery Place's new Guitar exhibit. More info....
Sunday, August 9
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts their Monthly Bird Walk this morning at 8am. More info...
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Nature Trading Project event today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about 1, 2, 3...Follow Me! today at 2pm. More info...
  • Learn all about Pond Life this afternoon at 2pm at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia. More info...
  • Carowinds' Nights of Fire continue this evening with light shows nightly through August 9th. More info...
Monday, August 10
  • Get Set for Kindergarten this morning at 10am at the Plaza Midwood library. Please register. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center for their Creature Feature event this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • The Davidson library hosts a screening of 101 Dalmatians today noon. Bring a lunch and enjoy some popcorn. More info...
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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Check out Charlotte School of Rock


School of Rock - Charlotte is a great place to get the little ones started on instrument lessons, and they have more intense programs for the older one. In fact, they offer classes and programs for ALL ages, and this week you can experience the talent they produce at the School of Rock All Stars Show happening on Wednesday evening at The Chop Shop in NoDa. This family-friendly show is a sure be fun for all!!

Spoiler Alert: Giveaway coming from Charlotte Warehouse Sale on our Facebook Page this week!

Monday, July 27
  • Kids Bowl Free continues today at Ten Park Lanes...FREE bowling for kids every weekday through August 28. Please register. More info...
  • Cool off with a trip the Spraygrounds today. Open daily 10am-8pm through Labor Day.  More info...
  • The Mint Museum offers some great Latin America Camps this week for kids of all ages. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts School Age Stories: Campfire Tales today at 11am and 1:30pm for elementary ages. More info...
  • Head to the North County library for their WordGirl Spelling Bee this afternoon at 1pm with competitions for elementary ages. More info...
  • Don't miss the Monday Night Family Movie this evening at 6pm at the Myers Park library. More info...
Tuesday, July 28
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Regal Cinemas' Summer Movie Express continues today with $1 movies weekly all summer long! More info...
  • Head to Kannapolis for the Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp with $1 movies at 10am at 12:30pm Tuesdays through August 18th. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts The Woodland Indians program today (and Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 7) at 10:30am and 2 :30pm. More info...
  • Enjoy summer fun during Time Travel Tuesday today 10am-4pm at Historic Brattonsville. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place kids today (and Thursday) at 11am and 2pm for Commotion in the OceanMore info...
  • The Bojangle's Summer Shootout wraps up this evening at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Champions NightMore info...
Wednesday, July 29
  • Tickets available at 10am for Imaginon's final Terrific Tuesday featuring The Balloon Lady on August 11th...they will go fast! More info...
  • Head to the York County Museum for their Wonderful Wednesdays: Little Red Riding Hood Retold program today at 10:30am. More info...
  • You'll want to be at Discovery Place Kids today (and Friday) at 11am and 2pm for Sea Sensory FunMore info...
  • Carolina Place Mall hosts their Family Fun Day today at 11am at Center Court with Dakota & Friends Dinosaur Show. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • Gemstone Mining happens at the Schiele Museum, Tuesdays through Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm now through August 7. More info...
  • Don't miss Wild Wednesday: Stinky, Stinky Skunk! this afternoon at 12:30pm at the Charlotte Nature Museum. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues tonight at Romare Bearden Park. FREE music by The Rick Strickland Band this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
  • Mark your calendar for the School of Rock - Charlotte All Stars Show this evening at 6pm at The Chop Shop in NoDa. More info...
Thursday, July 30
  • PLAYcation Camps continue today the Main Street Children's Museum. 9am-11:30am. More info...
  • Don't miss Commotion in the Ocean today at 11am and 2pm at Discovery Place Kids. More info....
  • Head to the South County Library this afternoon at 3pm for their Ice Cream Social. Please register. More info...
  • Enjoy Garden Nights tonight at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Fun for the whole family, More info...
  • It's that time of year again for the USNWC's River Jam with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family. More info...
Friday, July 31
  • The Schiele Museum presents The Backcountry Pioneers Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am and 2:30pm through August 7. More info...
  • Don't miss Imaginon's newest exhibit. Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog will be here until September 5th. More info....
  • Hop on The Dinosaur Train (ends Saturday) at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. More info...
  • It's Friday Night LIVE tonight at Belmont beginning at 7pm. Don't miss the sounds of The Fantastic ShakersMore info...
Saturday, August 1
  • Get the kids up and at 'em this morning and participate in the Harris YMCA McCarthy Kids Triathlon. Please register. More info... 
  • Don't miss Wild About Summer: WILDWINGS today at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. 9am-3pm. More info...
  • Today is Arthropod Day at Discovery Place. Learn all about them, and get up close and personal.More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Color Mixing today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Friendship Day Keepsake More info.
  • The Bon Odori Japanese Dance Festival returns to the Wells Fargo Atrium Atrium plaza today. 11am-4pm. More info...
  • Learn all about Tools of Stone this afternoon at the Schiele Museum of Natural History. 1-3pm. More info...
  • FREE live music today and every Saturday afternoon at 2pm in conjunction with Discovery Place's new Guitar exhibit. More info....
  • Kannapolis hosts a Concert in the Park this evening at 7pm in Village Park featuring Face to Face an Elton John/Billy Joel tribute band. More info...
  • Charlotte Independence vs. Rochester Rhinos More info...
Sunday, August 2
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Bat Attack event today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Color Mixing today at 1:45pm. More info...
  • Carowinds' Nights of Fire continue this evening with light shows nightly through August 9th. More info...
  • Don't miss Davidson's Concerts on the Green followed by a movie on The Village Green. 6pm. More info...
Monday, August 3
  • If you missed them at Carolina Place, Dakota & Friends will be at Imaginon today, 11:30am-3pm. More info...
  • Head to the Cornelius library this afternoon at 2pm for Afternoon Adventures: Superhero Slime for ages 5 to 8. More info...
  • Learn how to become an Environmental Hero this afternoon at 2pm at the University City library. More info...
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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Summer Camp Success


Summer camp is one of my fondest memories of childhood. I went to camp in the mountains of NC for years and just loved it. Yesterday I picked up my 8 year old from his first "sleep-away" camp experience at Camp Harrison. Camp Harrison is a YMCA camp and falls under the umbrella of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. The camp facilities are amazing (the camp is only 11 years old), and I found the staff to be incredible, too. I was super nervous about the week, but my big boy had a blast!! If you're looking for a camp for your kids that's not too far from home, I highly recommend checking out Camp Harrison as an option for 2016.

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, July 20
  • Kids Bowl Free continues today at Ten Park Lanes...FREE bowling for kids every weekday through August 28. Please register. More info...
  • Cool off with a trip the Spraygrounds today. Open daily 10am-8pm through Labor Day.  More info...
  • Head to Imaginon for Readers Theater: Drama Rama today at 11am and 1:30pm for elementary ages. More info...
  • The Nature Lady visits the Cornelius library with her program Born to Fly this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls More info...
Tuesday, July 21
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning to participate in Forest Sculpture, 9-11am. More info...
  • Regal Cinemas' Summer Movie Express continues today with $1 movies weekly all summer long! More info...
  • It's time again for Storytime in the Secret Garden at Winghaven Gardens this morning at 10:15am. More info...
  • Head to Kannapolis for the Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp with $1 movies at 10am at 12:30pm Tuesdays through August 18th. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts The Woodland Indians program today (and Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 7) at 10:30am and 2 :30pm. More info...
  • Enjoy summer fun during Time Travel Tuesday today 10am-4pm at Historic Brattonsville. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place kids today (and Thursday) at 11am and 2pm for Commotion in the OceanMore info...
  • The Bojangle's Summer Shootout continues this evening at Charlotte Motor Speedway with First Responder NightMore info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls More info...
Wednesday, July 22
  • Tickets available at 10am for Imaginon's Terrific Tuesday featuring Matt Sandbank’s Shadow Factory – The Legend of Walter Weirdbeard on August 4th...they will go fast! More info...
  • Head to the York County Museum for their Wonderful Wednesdays: Piedmont Predators - Reptiles & Amphibians program today at 10:30am. More info...
  • You'll want to be at Discovery Place Kids today (and Friday) at 11am and 2pm for Sea Sensory FunMore info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • Gemstone Mining happens at the Schiele Museum, Tuesdays through Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm now through August 7. More info...
  • Don't miss Wild Wednesday: Camouflage! this afternoon at 12:30pm at the Charlotte Nature Museum. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues tonight at Romare Bearden Park. FREE music by The Holiday Band this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls More info...
Thursday, July 23
  • PLAYcation Camps continue today the Main Street Children's Museum. 9am-11:30am. More info...
  • Don't miss Commotion in the Ocean today at 11am and 2pm at Discovery Place Kids. More info....
  • Enjoy Garden Nights tonight at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Fun for the whole family, More info...
  • It's that time of year again for the USNWC's River Jam with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls More info...
Friday, July 24
  • Ages 6 to 10 are invited to the Museum of York County for their Trailblazer Day Camp today, 9:00am-1:30pm. Please register. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum presents The Backcountry Pioneers Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am and 2:30pm through August 7. More info...
  • Don't miss Imaginon's newest exhibit. Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog will be here until September 5th. More info....
  • Hop on The Dinosaur Train (Fri-Sun through August 1) at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. More info...
  • Head out to Historic Rural Hill this evening for their Summer Food Truck Rally including games, hayrides, music and more. More info...
  • The Mark Roberts Band plays this evening at Pineville Lake Park as part of the Rockin' & Reelin' Summer Concert SeriesMore info...
Saturday, July 25
  • Don't miss a Guided Nature Walk hosted by the Charlotte Nature Museum this morning at 10:15am. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Countdown to Kindergarten: All About Shapes today at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Stay Cool! Sun Visor More info.
  • The Schiele Museum hosts a Live Bat Encounter today at 11am and 2pm with special bat activities, crafts and more. More info...
  • Discovery Place hosts Innovate 301: Solar Pyrography today noon to 5pm and FREE. More info...
  • FREE live music today and every Saturday afternoon in conjunction with Discovery Place's new Guitar exhibit. More info....
  • Kannapolis' Village Park is the place to be this evening for their Stories Under the Stars - Ballet in the Park at 7pm. More info...
Sunday, July 26
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Camouflage! event today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • The UNCC Botanical Gardens host Budding Botanists: Carnivorous Plant Carnival this afternoon at 1:30pm for ages 4 to 8. Please register. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Countdown to Kindergarten: All About Shapes today at 1:45pm. More info...
  • Carowinds' Nights of Fire continue this evening with light shows nightly through August 9th. More info...
Monday, July 27
  • Imaginon hosts School Age Stories: Campfire Tales today at 11am and 1:30pm for elementary ages. More info...
  • Head to the North County library for their WordGirl Spelling Bee this afternoon at 1pm with competitions for elementary ages. More info...
  • Don't miss the Monday Night Family Movie this evening at 6pm at the Myers Park library. More info...
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